When I think of the word jump so many different things come to mind – old things, new things and even things that are to come. It’s amazing how much one word can actually mean to any one person. I’m sure what jump means to you can be completely different than what it means to me. Let’s take a look.
When I was younger (like elementary young), once a school year we would have an event – Jump Rope for Heart. It was sponsored by the American Heart Association. Basically, we would get our family and friends to pledge a certain amount of money (it could even be a penny). Then we would all meet in the cafeteria or gym and jump rope. The person who agreed to donate would have to pay as much as they pledged per minute. It was super fun and I looked forward to it every year. Until today, I forgot about this program as my children have not done it – maybe I will have to see if the school would be interested.
In my younger years, before I had too many friends, and I thought everything my parents did was ‘the cool thing to do,’ I loved the song "Jump (for my love)" by The Pointer Sisters. Then in my early teenage years, I loved "Jump" by Kris Kross - Jump, jump; The Mac Dad will make you, jump, jump; Daddy Mac will make you, jump, jump; Kris Kross will make you jump, jump. Oh come on… I know I’m not the only one that listened to crazy music.
For me, there is even a ‘serious jump.’ When I decide to take a risk or a chance at something that’s a jump. When anything comes along that is risky, I tend to jump right in. I’m one of those "just go with it" type of people. Don’t get me wrong, I have a plan and my family is always taken care of – I just like to be adventurous with life plans. Unexpectedly last year, I went from a over full-time working mom to a stay at home mom. That was a jump. Right now, our family is also taking a jump into a business venture. So these kinds of jumps can be scary but they are fun and well worth it!
I have always been somewhat dramatic (sometimes overly dramatic, but shhhh). When people aren’t looking (or I think they’re not but they are) I will jump up and down when I get good news or something great happens. Recently, I got amazing news about an ambassadorship (more to come on that). My mom was here, my kids and my hubby – I didn’t care. I jumped up and came back down again then up again… and well, you get it. A couple years ago, I won an iPad (twice).
Then there is the "if you jump, I jump." I have always been a hopeless romantic. When I love, I love with everything in me. I’m an extremely loyal person (hasn’t always been a good thing). Not to mention, Leonardo DiCaprio did say that to Kate Winslet in Titanic – one of the greatest (and longest) movies of all time.
There you have it… what the word jump means to me. Now tell me, what do you think of when you hear the word jump?